OUR WORK | OVERVIEW
A diverse set of innovative leaders who are committed to equity and opportunity for all children.
Leaders at various points in their career trajectory, focusing specifically on lines of development, key career juncture points, and specific areas in the education sector.
Action amongst these leaders, producing lasting, collaborative, systems-changing work that but for the Pahara community, might not have been conceived.
AS A RESULT...
Hundreds (one day thousands) of leaders experience personal transformation and ownership within a community of extraordinary, values-aligned peers with whom they apply their learning and reflections to reimagine public education and, therefore, tomorrow’s society.
The next chapter of Pahara's work has been designed to maximize our impact. This enhanced direction is founded in all of the program elements that have made Pahara successful so far, and will build upon this success and legacy with new program experiences.
THE PAHARA FELLOWSHIP
The Fellowship experience is the central part of our work at Pahara.
Going forward, Pahara will offer one Fellowship experience, The Pahara Fellowship, which incorporates the best aspects of the Pahara-Aspen, Teacher Leader, and Pahara-NextGen Fellowships. All past Fellowship participants and those of the future will become Pahara Fellows.
We will maintain diverse representation across the following domains, believing that they are critical to our success:
Leaders within the non-profit schools sector
Leaders of color
Leaders identifying as right-of-center politically
Leaders who identified as low-income while enrolled in K-12 education
Leaders who exhibit a track record of innovation
Leaders identifying across the gender identity spectrum
Leaders identifying as LGBTQIA+
Leaders from various regional contexts
Leaders across an age continuum
Leaders representing various religious affiliations
AFTER THE PAHARA FELLOWSHIP
After a Fellow has completed the Fellowship, we hope to offer many opportunities for further engagement.
CONTINUED PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION
Pahara will offer a set of opportunities designed to encourage continued personal and professional transformation, which will include what we refer to as Affinity-Based Programs. Personal and Professional Transformation programs are designed to deepen reflection, inspire new thought, and encourage action in carefully curated containers.
NETWORK EFFECT PROGRAMMING
Pahara Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in programming aimed to encourage collaborative action within the Pahara network. Our Network Effect Programming is designed to coordinate, convene, and amplify Paharans with the goal of enabling greater collaboration and action across our network. Through Network Effect, we hope to accelerate the innovative solutions championed by our Fellows and inspired by the connections made during their Fellowship.
After completing The Pahara Fellowship, each cohort will have the opportunity to reunite annually at our campus at the Lone Rock Retreat located outside in Bailey, Colorado. Learn more about the new campus.